Walter Joseph Kowalczyk was born on April 17, 1935, and died on November 7, 2018.
He was a previous American football cautious back and fullback in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys.
He likewise played in the American Football League for the Oakland Raiders.
Kowalczyk played school football at Michigan State University.
Kowalczyk went to Westfield High School, where he earned four letters in football and baseball, three in ball and two in track.
During football and baseball, Kowalczyk was named to the All-state group twice.
He won the state 100-yard dash title twice.
As a senior, Kowalczyk got the Harry Agganis Award as the best secondary school competitor in New England.
Kowalczyk acknowledged a grant from Michigan State University, where he turned into a three-year starter at right halfback.
As a sophomore, he was given the moniker “The Sprinting Blacksmith”, after his endeavors helped his group crush UCLA in the 1956 Rose Bowl. Kowalczyk recorded 584 yards and 6 touchdowns in the season.
As a lesser, he was restricted with a genuine lower leg sprain he endured amid fall practice and just enrolled 128 yards and 2 touchdowns.
In 1957, he posted 545 hurrying yards (5.4 yards normal), 9 touchdowns (drove the Big Ten Conference) and 7 gatherings for 128 yards.
Kowalczyk put third in the Heisman Trophy casting a ballot, the most astounding spot ever by a Michigan State player.
Kowalczyk completed his profession with 1,257 hurrying yards on 225 conveys, 16 touchdowns, 10 gatherings for 187 yards and one touchdown.
He turned into an educator at Michigan State University.
Kowalczyk is an individual from The Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.
Kowalczyk lived in the Rochester, Michigan territory, and spent his post-football years dynamic in network exercises, (for example, volunteering his time instructing Drivers Training classes).
Walt Kowalczyk passed away at 83 years old.